Cannabis is the most widely used drug worldwide. Data about the association of cannabis use with aggression is heterogeneous. The objective of the current study was to assess the nature of the association between cannabis use disorder (CUD) and self-directed, other-directed, and combined aggression. We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and […]
Our path of resilience: An action plan to promote life and prevent suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador
With increased awareness, reduced risk factors and enhanced protective factors, suicide is largely preventable, but given its wide reaching impact, it requires a sustained and collaborative effort. Reducing the incidence of suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador requires a strategic and concerted effort by the health, education, justice and social systems. Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
Background The suicide rate in Canada decreased by 24% during the past four decades. However, rates vary between provinces and territories, and not all jurisdictions experienced the same changes. This study examined suicide rates over time in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Methods We used cross-sectional surveillance data from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death […]
Patterns of suicide in Newfoundland during 1964-1973 were compared with those in the rest of Canada over an earlier period, 1950-1964, & discussed in this presentation. Particular attention was given to whether or not Newfoundland patterns were starting to resemble those already seen elsewhere in Canada. Results were discussed in relation to a number of […]
Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador: a Linkage Study Using Medical Examiner and Vital Statistics Data
The epidemiology of suicide in Newfoundland & Labrador from 1997-2001 was examined. Data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were linked with data derived from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. The Chief Medical Examiner recorded 225 suicides compared with 187 in the Vital Statistics database. Using the Chief Medical Examiner’s data, the […]
This study did not include children younger 10 years of age.